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Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-06-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,221
Posted By cockeye valdez
I called Rod Champion owner of South Holston Fly...

I called Rod Champion owner of South Holston Fly Shop. He had not seen or heard anything. I sent the Clinch River email to him which had the letter from Rick and a link to the T.V.A. comment section....
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,221
Posted By cockeye valdez
walleye and crappie stamps

I suggest that fishermen/women who catch any stocked fish be required to purchase a species stamp. I buy one for trout. Why not them ?
c.v.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,221
Posted By cockeye valdez
thanks big Sur

We all should be better advocates for the sport we love so dearly. The thought behind my question is that we pay a fee (trout stamp) because our trout are raised and released. Walleye fishermen and...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,221
Posted By cockeye valdez
hatchery question

Does this issue only effect trout ? I ask this because I seem to remember walleye, crappie and other fish being stocked. If this is the case then it seems it is an issue that other...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-30-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By cockeye valdez
tip rates

Every time I look at guide rates, I wish the rate included the tip. I think most guides work hard but at the end of the day, it really greatly depends on my skill level. I would like the rate to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-31-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By cockeye valdez
Trout camp

While trout camp is held at the institute, volunteers with the guidance of Clayton Gist and Dick Gigger teach the fundamentals. Casting, tying, reading water etc. are all taught by mentors. John...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By cockeye valdez
holston report

Waterwolf, do you have a fishing report for the Holston ? I haven't fished it since May. Didn't think it fished well in the fall.
c.v.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-28-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By cockeye valdez
pick your spots

I have similar mobility issues Lynn. Back surgery, balance problems and turning 60 has led me to selecting spots that I can get to without crawling over boulders and trees. I try to pick my spots...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 10-03-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By cockeye valdez
root beer midge

looks like one I'll tie, couple questions:
no larger than a #20 ?
smallest size ?
would you use clear goo to cover the thorax ?
bonus question, the beads are turned end to end, similar to a two...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-23-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By cockeye valdez
yes and great

billyspey is correct, the fly shop boys can hook you up. The fishing can be great this time of year. Be careful, the guys may want to set you up with their dredging rig, lots of weight. Whatever they...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-12-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,686
Posted By cockeye valdez
I did Hazel Creek 3 years ago. We made the...

I did Hazel Creek 3 years ago. We made the mistake of not checking with Ian Ruder before we did it.. B.T.W. they will be over there the same time you are. We pulled an overloaded cart up the trail 5...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-03-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By cockeye valdez
gray emerger ?

I was fishing the clinch yesterday and noticed a gray emerger floating that the fish were taking. I picked one out of the water, looked like a #18 or #20 with segmented body. I would like to tie the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-30-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By cockeye valdez
walking in

I'm not sure if you were in the lower end of Miller's Island but I have had similar experiences at the lower end. In case someone is thinking they were bait slingers, THEY WERE NOT. They had fly rods...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,837
Posted By cockeye valdez
Big Holston temp

I was on the lower end of the big Holston Saturday, at 9 a.m the temp was already 58 degrees. As the water fell and the sun rose rises slowed even though cadis continued to come off. I didn't check...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 06-10-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By cockeye valdez
fishing the "hooch"

I heard a rummer about catching trout on the hooch on a pink san juan worm. Does anyone know any thing about this ? Sounds sketchy to me.
c.v.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-17-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By cockeye valdez
old style

Thanks Stonefly

Is this the 5 minute version sold at Lowe's ? I have never used epoxy, usually just pull the foil over and tie it in but would like to use a bubble.
c.v.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-16-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By cockeye valdez
U.V. lights

I'm working on several patterns that call for a drop of epoxy on top of the wing case. I have never used epoxy but when I watch demonstrations I always see a u.v. light used to quick dry the resin. ...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By cockeye valdez
thanks billj

I may have to substitute the snowshoe hare's ear with c.d.c. Have you ever tried that ?
c.v.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By cockeye valdez
good looking bug

that is a good looking bug, is that a long, curved shank hook ?
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-12-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By cockeye valdez
black fly

I have tied and fished several black fly patterns. I have not found one that is better than all the others. The one I usually go to is #22-#22 black thread with a very small amount of short white...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 01-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,359
Posted By cockeye valdez
s.w.a.g.

scientific wild a--- guess is: dig until suitable material to support a structure is found. N.P.S. has very specific restrictions for construction, however the agreement with Cherokee N.C. to keep...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-10-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,407
Posted By cockeye valdez
sounds like

a cripple based on your description M.B. I was asking whether the wire is brassie wire, 77 answered that. I use a 102 Y hook when I tie cripples. I like that hook, and it floats with the gape in the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-05-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,407
Posted By cockeye valdez
hot pattern

I like the looks of the bug M.B. I want to clarify one ingredient, is the copper wire 'brasie' wire ?
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-03-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,920
Posted By cockeye valdez
So. Ho. stained

I fished the middle section, the water was stained. I did not see many bugs, a few b.w.o.s not many and not too many fish rising. I fished skinny water early and caught several fish on bead heads....
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-29-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,920
Posted By cockeye valdez
so.ho. also

fourx
I plan to drive northeast also Saturday. I have fished the sluce and it can be great. I'll be in the middle section parked in the not-so-new parking lot. I'll be fishing alone since my best...
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